After a much needed hiatus, I am back.
Mantis development is continuing as described before. It is not moving quite as projected due to other competing priorities, but it is difficult to turn down customers.
We have just started working with our Graphic Artist to create themes and stylesheets for dotProject. There is obviously going to be a CaseySoftware template and this will be the easiest to create. Next, when the storefront opens on February 1st, we're going to be offering a few custom themes for our customers. Once there are a few new themes, we will be working with our customers to make themes custom to their companies including their logos, colors, etc.